• Jostens Senior Meeting

    Posted by SBLSD on 11/9/2020

    Good Afternoon, 

    Here is the information for the Josten's Graduation Informational Meeting being held tomorrow from 1:00-2:00pm. Please verify your graduation status with Ms. Ravet before making a purchase. 

    It’s time to start planning for the big day, Graduation!

    Jostens will be covering how to order your cap & gown, announcements and senior class apparel.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

        Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/98394718628?pwd=WTZXc0ZuN3VXekJjV1NFOThVdEFSQT09

        Passcode: EH2021

              Description: Jostens Senior Class Meeting for Elhi Hill High School Class of 2021

    Or join by phone:

        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

            US: +1 253 215 8782

    Your Jostens Team!

    Rick, Eliot, Jonathan

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  • Class of 2021

    Posted by SBLSD on 11/5/2020

    Here is a copy of the Sumner High School Newsletter for Seniors. Informational Sections Highlighted in Yellow pertains to students from Bonney Lake High School as well. 

    CLASS OF 2021

    NEWS JUST FOR YOU

    GRADUATION IS TENTATIVELY SET TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 18TH, 2021

    Jostens Senior Meeting Friday Nov 6th 1-2PM

    JOSTENS SENIOR MEETING FRIDAY NOV 6TH 1-2PM

    It's time to start planning for the big day, Graduation! Jostens will be covering how to order your cap & gown, announcements and senior class apparel.

        Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/98592589002?pwd=c0ZFSnMvZHl0OU5PNWJUelBSeURUUT09

        Passcode: SHS2021

                    Description: Jostens Senior Class Meeting for Sumner High School Class of 2021

     

     CTE CAREER READINESS CORDS- Invitations to Apply Coming Soon

    CTE CAREER READINESS CORDS- INVITATIONS TO APPLY COMING SOON

    A Career Readiness Cord is an honorary designation that signals to future employers and post-secondary institutions that students have participated in a wide range of high school career preparation courses and have demonstrated evidence of 21st-century skills valued in the workplace. We have revised our criteria and process for the class of 2021 and beyond. Read more at https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/5128.

     

    PLU Student of Color Online (SoCO) College Exploration Program

    PLU STUDENT OF COLOR ONLINE (SOCO) COLLEGE EXPLORATION PROGRAM

    PLU’s Office of Admission is partnering with a number of campus partners to outline the unique opportunities and resources that exist for students of color on campus.

    SoCO will include a multi-day program to help prepare you for your college search, including lecture/class with a PLU professor, campus tour, resource panel, interactions with current students, and more. RSVP for one day, or better yet – all three! Each day will offer another perspective on the college search process and how you can best prepare for college as a student of color.

    RSVP @ https://www.plu.edu/admission/important-dates/soco/

    Click here to start your FAFSA Application

    Class of 2021 Financial Aid Night- November 17th 6:00 PM

    CLASS OF 2021 FINANCIAL AID NIGHT- NOVEMBER 17TH 6:00 PM

    Learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). During this Zoom Webinar (no microphone or camera needed) we will help you navigate what can be a confusing process. We will help answer some of these questions: What are the benefits? What will I qualify for? How do I even start filling this form out? What if my financial situation has changed in the last year or will change in the future? and so much more!

    Register to attend the event:

    https://plu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kr6dxhAUQYKsqKeLh5oT8Q

    WHY EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO FILL OUT THE FAFSA OR WAFSA

    Planning on attending any post-secondary training programs, community college, trade school, university or college???

    If the answer is YES to any of those then you need to fill out the FAFSA or WAFSA. Check out the resources below and learn the myths and truths about the FAFSA as well as learn what is involved in applying. Still have questions? Attend the Financial Aid Night on November 17th or contact your counselor.

    Don't lose out on financial aid opportunities by not applying for the FAFSA or WAFSA today!

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPENS NOV 30TH

    The Sumner Bonney Lake Educational Foundation support for many students offering them more than 50 community scholarships that help with post high school plans. As a result, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to Sumner-Bonney Lake School District students! The application window is from November 30th- February 19th. Check out the link to learn about the specific scholarships offered. https://www.sblef.org/sumner-high-school

    More specific information about the application process will be sent out in the coming weeks.

    THE FAIR FOUNDATION BLUE RIBBON SCHOLARSHIPS OPENING SOON

    The Fair Foundation's Blue Ribbon Scholarships will be soon. With over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities available. https://www.thefair.com/foundation/scholarships/

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    REQUESTING LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS

    Now is the time to start requesting a letter of recommendation from your teachers, coaches, community members, etc. 

    NOTE:

    • You will need to speak to the teacher prior to sending information to discuss the request.
    • Follow up with the person you are requesting the letter from.
    • Give a minimum of two weeks prior to when you need the letter of recommendation.
    • Send a thank you once received.

     

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    SENIOR PICTURES AND BABY ADS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 1ST

    See below  for more information and requirements to be included in the Class of 2021 yearbook. If you have any problems or questions please email Scott Thompson at scott_thompson@sumnersd.org

    We work with Perler’s Photography to have them take senior photos for the yearbook. It was a big success last year so we will be doing the same thing for the Class of 2021.

    All senior photos are due December 1 this year. We work hard to get all the pictures in to the yearbook staff in a timely manner and some people drag their feet until the last second. Please don’t be that person.

    Please call Perler’s soon and make an appointment.  253-770-5670

    You may still use another professional photographer of your choice but they have the same deadline of turning in the photo by December 1. You are also responsible for all 

    the costs associated with your photographer. If money is an issue, the Perler’s option that we support is at no cost to you.

    In summary, call Perler’s early and take advantage of getting your senior photo taken early.

    Don’t forget to purchase a yearbook and the cost will remain $60 once again.

    Yearbook Purchase Deadline – January 15, 2021.

    The form for senior baby ads in the yearbook is also attached so parents can start thinking ahead. Note that two things are required 1- payment in some form, 2- the application form filled out and mailed or sent electronically. Too many people pay without filling out the application and we have no way of knowing what you want.

    Baby Ad Purchase Deadline – December 18, 2020.

    SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

    Community Resources

    For the most current resources available in Pierce County, dial 2-1-1.

    Mental Health Referral Service - Seattle Children's now offers a referral line for families looking for mental health services. Families can call the number to provide their request, insurance information, and times available, and the referral specialist will set them up with a few providers who have openings and work for their given insurance/schedule. 

    • Families can call 833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, to connect with a referral specialist.

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please contact:

    • Crisis Line (1-866-4CRISIS(1-866-427-4747) or text HOME to (741741) for a text conversation, this provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis, via text. Send a message to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will respond
    • Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-Talk (24 hrs/7 days), or
    • 911

    CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR:

    CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR:

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  • Principal Message: 10/8/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 10/8/2020

    Dear EHP students and families, 

    This week’s newsletter is composed of reminders rather than introducing anything new, however I did want to take the opportunity to clarify the learning format EHP students will experience for the remainder of this semester.  As you know, last Friday the district announced that we will remain in our current distance learning format for the remainder of first semester.  This decision was certainly not an easy one, but one which will allow us to provide consistency and safety to all of our students.

    I am currently exploring options for small group “in person instruction” at Elhi.  This service would be on a “as needed basis” and would abide by all safety protocols.  There are many variables to bringing students back in the building, even in small groups.  As soon as we have decided on how we can provide in person services safely and equitably, I will communicate that to you.   

    Students- I realize we will not have the opportunity to spend time with you over this long weekend, however I strongly encourage you to log on to Edmentum and continue progressing in your studies.  You asked to come to EHP for a reason….DO NOT waste this opportunity to get ahead.

    Mrs Longland  

    In this newsletter:

    • Remember: No School Friday Oct 9 and Monday Oct 12 (Reminder)
    • Job Opportunities! (Reminder)
    • Attendance Policy (Reminder)
    • Zoom Resources (Reminder)

    No School for Students on Oct 9 and Oct 12

    The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District has two non-student work days: tomorrow, Friday, Oct 9 and then again this Monday, Oct 12.  Both days are staff work days, but there will be NO expectations for synchronous or asynchronous student work.  

    HOWEVER- please consider what a great opportunity this is to get either caught up or ahead!  Use this time to your advantage and log on to Edmentum to get ahead of pace!  

    Please Note: There will NOT be a Monday Material Pick Up on Oct 12 (non student day).

    Job Opportunities!

    The Pierce County Council allocated CARES act money to support young adults in gaining work experience during the pandemic. There are a variety of part-time jobs available to students (ages 16-23). These positions will start in October and end at the end of December.

    There are many different types of positions that will be available. One example is childcare assistants who support online learning.  Students- if you are interested in gaining work experience and earning some money, please submit your name using this link:  

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recovery-corps-recruitment-tickets-123095749701  

    Attendance Policies During Remote Learning (Reminder)

    Attendance will be taken per period.

      • Monday periods 1-6
      • Tuesday and Thursday periods 1, 3, 5
      • Wednesday and Friday periods 2, 4, 6
    • If you have updated contact information, please communicate these changes by contacting Kelsey Park at 253-891-6520 or email kelsey_park@sumnersd.org 

    Zoom Resources (Reminder)

    The number one issue our family helpline is getting calls about is getting connected to live Zoom classes. Here are some videos and Quick Reference Guides to help in case you are still not able to connect.

    Are you having trouble connecting to live Zoom? Here are some Quick Guides and Videos in English and Spanish for getting logged in. 

    https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/5327

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  • Principal Message: 9/25/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/25/2020

    Dear EHP students and families, 

    We have completed our second successful week!  GREAT job Elhi Hill Students!  I believe we have worked out most obstacles we’ve found in our new learning environment, so hopefully you feel comfortable in your schedule.  If there are any ongoing problems, PLEASE email me.

    THIS WEEK: The expectations for students are...

    1. Attend ALL Zoom Classes
    2. Engage in your coursework (usually in Edmentum)
    3. Stay “on pace”, if you are not- seek help with your teacher during their Zoom Office Hours!

    Every Monday, EHP staff will meet to review EVERY student and EVERY class.  We are looking at student Zoom class attendance, academic progress, and level of engagement during instruction.  If there is a concern, we will begin to implement interventions as needed.   

    In this newsletter:

    • Zoom Resources (New)
    • EHP Monday Material Pick-Up (Reminder)
      • Come spend time with Gabby!
    • Attendance Policy (Reminder)

    Zoom Resources (New)

    The number one issue our family helpline is getting calls about is getting connected to live Zoom classes. Here are some videos and Quick Reference Guides to help in case you are still not able to connect.

    Are you having trouble connecting to live Zoom? Here are some Quick Guides and Videos in English and Spanish for getting logged in. 

    https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/5327

    EHP Monday Material Pick-Up 

    Each Monday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-3:30pm

    Each Monday EHP will host a Student Material Pick Up opportunity.  The purpose is to ensure that each Elhi Hill student is equipped with ALL materials they need to succeed in their classes.  You may come down to the building between 10:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-3:00pm to pick up basic school supplies such as: notebooks, pencils, pens, calculators, rulers/protractors, graphing paper…

    AND you can pick up specific assignments teachers have assigned. This could include: guided notes, printed copies of an assignment, or a novel (just to name a few examples).

    The structure of the pick up will be similar to how lunches are currently being served.  Please drive into the EHP building parking lot from the Main Street entrance.  Pull around to the entrance of the building and remain in your car.  A staff member will then help you with whatever need you may have.

    IN ADDITION!!!: There will be a special guest on Mondays!!  Gabby, our wonderful pet therapy dog (Mr Hagen’s dog), will be there too.  She is missing you all terribly, and according to Mr Hagen- “NEEDS” to get out and see her kids!  Please come down to see her.

    As you know, if you exit your car, you will need to follow all safety guidelines. :)

    Attendance Policies During Remote Learning (Reminder)

    Attendance will be taken per period.

      • Monday periods 1-6
      • Tuesday and Thursday periods 1, 3, 5
      • Wednesday and Friday periods 2, 4, 6
    • Students will be counted as present for the period if they:
      • Interact with a teacher (including Zoom meetings, emails, phone calls)
      • Provide evidence of participation in a task or assignment.
        • Assignments must be submitted by 11:59pm to count for that day’s attendance
    • Between September 3rd, 2020 and October 5th, 2020 all absences will be considered a “non-truancy remote learning absence”. Nonetheless, families should still call in absences as they normally have any time a student is going to miss class.

    If you have updated contact information, please communicate these changes by contacting Kelsey Park at 253-891-6520 or email kelsey_park@sumnersd.org

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  • Principal Message: 9/17/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/17/2020

    Dear EHP students and families, 

    What a GREAT first week we’ve had!! I am so very proud of our Elhi Hill students, they were simply “Rock Stars”!  Nothing about this week was normal or easy- yet they collectively kept a positive attitude, remained flexible when problems arose, and showed great respect for each staff member.  I have always said, (and you proved again this week), EHP students are the most incredible group of students to work with in the district. I consider it a privilege to serve you!

    On that note, we want to continue to serve you with excellence. I hope this Newsletter helps that goal by communicating new information (labeled “New”) as well as reviewing information I have shared in previous newsletters (labeled “Reminder”).

    Parents/Families: There is one topic in this newsletter which I encourage you to pay close attention to: the Parent/Family Survey.  This survey is incredibly important for the district to determine next steps in returning to in-person learning. Just as we stress the importance of “student voice” at EHP, it is equally important that “parent/family voice” be included in all distance learning model decisions.  PLEASE take time to fill this survey out between now and September 23rd.

    In this newsletter:

    • **Family Survey (New)- Very Important!!
      • English version
      • Spanish version
    • EHP Monday Material Pick-Up (New)
      • Come spend time with Gabby!
    • Weekly Schedule (Reminder)
    • EHP Teacher Zoom Office Hours (Reminder)
    • PCSC/EHP Schedule (Reminder)
    • Technology Resources (Reminder)

    Family Survey (New):

    Thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.  On September 4th, we received new guidance from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department showing that Pierce County has now transitioned from the high level to the moderate level of COVID-19 infection. It's good news that COVID-19 cases continue to drop. We want our students and staff back in school as soon as it's safe to do so with all the required health and safety protocols in place.

    A drop in COVID-19 activity level means districts can plan to bring back elementary aged children for in-person instruction using a hybrid learning model while adhering to all health and safety protocols. After K-5 elementary students successfully transition to a hybrid learning model, overtime, secondary students in grades 6-12 will transition to a hybrid learning model.  Overtime is defined by the TPCHD as a minimum of 21 days.  

    To prepare for this transition, we want to reconnect with your family to make sure we have current, accurate information on your preference to either continue in a distance learning model or transition to the hybrid learning model.   

    A brief description of each model is listed below.

    Hybrid Instruction: 

    It is the district’s goal to plan and implement a safe return to school for all staff and students in a hybrid A/B model. Students would attend school in person on either Tuesday and Thursday, or on Wednesday and Friday. The remaining three days of the week students will be in distance learning. Strict health and safety protocols will be followed for students returning to in person hybrid instruction. This includes 6 foot social distancing, wearing face coverings, hand washing and sanitizing, as well as daily health attestations. Buildings will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.

    Full Time Distance/Online Learning:

    Based on feedback from families, the district is hoping to utilize current staff as much as possible for distance learning. A third party provider will also need to be used for certain grade levels and classes. Families should know that not all classes are available with distance learning. If a family selects distance learning, this choice will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year. Details for distance learning will be finalized once the exact number of interested families is determined.

    Next steps: Once survey data is received from all families, new schedules may need to be built across the district at all schools to accommodate requests. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for all students. 

    Please follow the links below to access the survey in Family Access. The survey will remain open through Tuesday September 22. Once you are logged into Family Access using guardian credentials, you will be directed to enter your choice of hybrid or distance learning for each child in your family. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s school or email the district registrar at register@sumnersd.org.

    Thank you in advance for helping us plan the transition to hybrid learning. 

    Link to Family Access

    If you have trouble logging in, choose Forgot Your Login/Password and enter the guardian email associated with the district. An account reset will be sent to your email.

    Sample Survey Link in Family Access

    Family Message in Spanish:

    Queridas familias,

    Gracias a todos por su paciencia y flexibilidad al comenzar el año escolar 2020-2021. El 4 de septiembre, recibimos una nueva guía del Departamento de Salud del condado de Tacoma-Pierce que muestra que el condado de Pierce ahora ha pasado del nivel alto al nivel moderado de infección por COVID-19. Es una buena noticia que los casos de COVID-19 continúen disminuyendo. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes y el personal regresen a la escuela tan pronto como sea seguro hacerlo con todos los protocolos de salud y seguridad requeridos.

    Una caída en el nivel de actividad de COVID-19 significa que los distritos pueden planear traer de regreso a niños en edad de primaria para instrucción en persona usando un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido mientras se adhieren a todos los protocolos de salud y seguridad. Después de que los estudiantes de primaria K-5 pasen con éxito a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, las horas extras, los estudiantes de secundaria en los grados 6-12 pasarán a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. El TPCHD define las horas extraordinarias como un mínimo de 21 días.

    Para prepararnos para esta transición, queremos volver a conectarnos con su familia para asegurarnos de tener información actual y precisa sobre su preferencia para continuar en un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia o hacer la transición al modelo de aprendizaje híbrido.

    A continuación se incluye una breve descripción de cada modelo.

    Instrucción híbrida:

    La meta del distrito es planificar e implementar un regreso seguro a la escuela para todo el personal y los estudiantes en un modelo híbrido A / B. Los estudiantes asistirían a la escuela en persona los martes y jueves, o los miércoles y viernes. Los tres días restantes de la semana los estudiantes estarán en educación a distancia. Se seguirán estrictos protocolos de salud y seguridad para los estudiantes que regresan a la instrucción híbrida en persona. Esto incluye distanciamiento social de 6 pies, cubrirse la cara, lavarse las manos y desinfectarse, así como certificaciones de salud diarias. Los edificios se limpiarán y desinfectarán durante todo el día.

    Aprendizaje a distancia /Aprendizaje en línea :

    Basado en los comentarios de las familias, el distrito espera utilizar al personal actual tanto como sea posible para el aprendizaje a distancia. También será necesario utilizar un proveedor externo para ciertos grados y clases. Las familias deben saber que no todas las clases están disponibles con educación a distancia. Si una familia elige el aprendizaje a distancia, esta opción permanecerá en vigor durante el resto del año escolar. Los detalles para la educación a distancia se finalizarán una vez que se determine el número exacto de familias interesadas.

    Próximos pasos: Una vez que se reciben los datos de la encuesta de todas las familias, es posible que sea necesario crear nuevos horarios en todo el distrito en todas las escuelas para satisfacer las solicitudes. Nuestro objetivo es hacer que esta transición sea lo más sencilla posible para todos los estudiantes.

    Siga los enlaces a continuación para acceder a la encuesta en Family Access. La encuesta permanecerá abierta hasta el martes 22 de septiembre. Una vez que haya iniciado sesión en Family Access con credenciales de tutor, se le indicará que ingrese su elección de aprendizaje híbrido o a distancia para cada niño de su familia. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo o enviar un correo electrónico al registrador del distrito a register@sumnersd.org.

    Gracias de antemano por ayudarnos a planificar la transición al aprendizaje híbrido.

    Enlace al acceso familiar

    Si tiene problemas para iniciar sesión, seleccione “Olvidó su nombre de usuario/contraseña” e ingrese el correo electrónico de la familia asociado con el distrito. Se enviará un restablecimiento de cuenta a su correo electrónico.

    Ejemplo de enlace de encuesta en Family Access

    EHP Monday Material Pick-Up (New): 

    Each Monday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-3:30pm

    Each Monday EHP will host a Student Material Pick Up opportunity.  The purpose is to ensure that each Elhi Hill student is equipped with ALL materials they need to succeed in their classes.  You may come down to the building between 10:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-3:00pm to pick up basic school supplies such as: notebooks, pencils, pens, calculators, rulers/protractors, graphing paper…

    AND you can pick up specific assignments teachers have assigned. This could include: guided notes, printed copies of an assignment, or a novel (just to name a few examples).

    The structure of the pick up will be similar to how lunches are currently being served.  Please drive into the EHP building parking lot from the Main Street entrance.  Pull around to the entrance of the building and remain in your car.  A staff member will then help you with whatever need you may have.

    IN ADDITION!!!: There will be a special guest on Mondays!!  Gabby, our wonderful pet therapy dog (Mr Hagen’s dog), will be there too.  She is missing you all terribly, and according to Mr Hagen- “NEEDS” to get out and see her kids!  Please come down to see her.

    As you know, if you exit your car, you will need to follow all safety guidelines. :)

    Asynchronous Work

    During hours designated as “asynchronous work”, students will work independently on materials/lessons designated by their teacher.  Students will be expected to log into Edmentum (Courseware) for most, if not all, asynchronous work for EHP classes.

    PCSC/EHP Schedule (Reminder):

    There is a conflict with the PCSC and Sumner-Bonney Lake schedule. On Tuesday and Thursday students will still attend their regular AM PCSC session, with a slight time adjustment, and on Wednesday and Friday they will attend the PM session. This only applies while we are in distance learning mode.  When “in person” learning resumes, we will return to AM/PM schedules.

    If you are enrolled in PCSC and have not accessed the altered schedule yet, PLEASE contact:

    Gina Longland: gina_longland@sumnersd.org

    Suzanne Ravet: suzanne_ravet@sumnersd.org

    Attendance Policies During Remote Learning (Reminder):

    • Attendance will be taken per period.
      • Monday periods 1-6
      • Tuesday and Thursday periods 1, 3, 5
      • Wednesday and Friday periods 2, 4, 6
    • Students will be counted as present for the period if they:
      • Interact with a teacher (including Zoom meetings, emails, phone calls)
      • Provide evidence of participation in a task or assignment.
        • Assignments must be submitted by 11:59pm to count for that day’s attendance
    • Between September 3rd, 2020 and October 5th, 2020 all absences will be considered a “non-truancy remote learning absence”. Nonetheless, families should still call in absences as they normally have any time a student is going to miss class.
    • If you have updated contact information, please communicate these changes by contacting Kelsey Park at 253-891-6520 or email kelsey_park@sumnersd.org 

    Technology Resources:

    Sumner-Bonney Lake School District has created a webpage where families can find useful tips on how to best support their child during distance learning, and where students can find helpful information on how to succeed in distance learning. There's a host of quick resource guides and videos in both English and Spanish. 

    To help ensure a successful first day of school, please: 

    • Check to make sure your child is able to log onto their chromebook. Log in credentials are the same as last year or were given to new students upon device distribution.
    • If students are unable to log in, call (253) 891-6055 or email tech_hotline@sumersd.org.

    Discover: 

    New Tech Helpline: (253) 891-6055

    To support families who are working with their children during virtual learning, the District has created a new Technology Helpline, effective the first day of school, Sept. 8. The Tech Helpline  ̶  (253) 891-6055  ̶  will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English can inform the helpline staff when they call, and an interpreter will join them live on the call.

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  • Principal Message: 8/24/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 8/24/2020

    Welcome Back Phoenix!

    Elhi Hill 2020/21

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students, 

    Welcome back to school!  Or...perhaps I need to clarify: a NEW version of school for the beginning of the school year.  As we all know, our daily lives have been altered with the drastic changes due to the impacts of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this includes how we will start the school year.  Elhi Hill High School Program, along with all other schools in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, will open on Tuesday, Sep 8 in a Distance Learning format.

    The good news is that our return to Distance Learning will look very different from what we endured last Spring.  Our teachers have participated in learning new online tools over the summer months to better engage learners from a distance. Please know, we prefer to have our students with us each day, and will resume in-person instruction as soon as we are allowed. Although that is not an option yet, EHP will continue to hold high expectations for our students and for ourselves.

    As we have progressed through the development of our enhanced systems this summer, I have grown very excited! I recently read the quote “chaos creates opportunity”, which I find to be very true.  For years our staff have discussed various ways of creating access to digital supports. Sadly, we never moved forward with most of our ideas.  Now, we are creating the very dreams we used to discuss. I do believe that there is a  “silver lining” for EHP during this tough time- we are growing more comprehensive and innovative in our pursuit to serve ALL students with excellence.     

    I hope this EHP Newsletter provides you with the information you need to start the school year, as well as hope of a brighter future when we can all be back together again in person.

    Topics in this Newsletter

    • EHP Schedule: Staff 
      • Mondays at EHP
      • Student Schedules
      • Lunch Information
    • First Day of School
    • Pierce County Skills Center Information: Important Updates!
    • Chromebook Needs
    • Big Elephant/Little Elephant Link: MANDATORY activity!
    • Important Reminders

    EHP Staff Schedules

    The following schedule will be followed at all high schools: Bonney Lake High School, Sumner High School, and Elhi Hill High School Program.  This schedule is considered “Full Distance Learning Format”- therefore when COVID-19  restrictions are lifted within the district,  we will alter this schedule to accommodate the change. When this happens, we will communicate any changes with you immediately.

    For now, please familiarize yourself with this schedule to start the school year.  Teacher Office Hours via Zoom will be posted on Sep 3.

     

    EHP Daily Schedule: Full Distance Learning Format

    Time

    Mondays

    Tuesdays

    Wednesdays

    Thursdays

    Fridays

    8:00-8:30am

    *Teacher PLC

    EHP Teachers in Building Mon only

    Teachers available

    Teachers available

    Teachers available

    Teachers available

    8:30-9:30am

    *Teacher PLC 

    EHP Teachers in Building Mon only

    1st Period

    2nd Period

    1st Period

    2nd Period

    9:30-10:30am

    *Staff Meetings 

    (Student Material/

    Technology Pick-up if needed Mon only)

    3rd Period

    4th Period

    3rd Period

    4th Period

    10:30-11:30am

    *Staff Meetings 

    (Student Material/

    Technology Pick-up if needed Mon only)

    5th Period

    6th Period

    5th Period

    6th Period

    11:30am-1:00pm

    Lunch

    EHP Teachers return to home office

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    1:00-3:45pm

    Teacher Office Hours via Zoom 

    (times will vary)

    Teacher Office Hours via Zoom 

    (times will vary)

    Teacher Office Hours via Zoom 

    (times will vary)

    Teacher Office Hours via Zoom 

    (times will vary)

    Teacher Office Hours via Zoom 

    (times will vary)

    *Please Note= All times identified with *(asterisk) are designated as teacher professional development time, therefore teachers will be unavailable during these times.

    Mondays at EHP

    Mondays at EHP will look different than most schools within the district.  Due to our small staff size, we are able to safely accommodate bringing staff together in building each Monday to collaborate within their professional development time.  Therefore, Mondays will also allow the opportunity to provide students and families with a “drive thru” pick up/drop off  of any materials needed, similar to how students currently pick up lunches.  All Monday pick-up/drop-off needs will be communicated prior to each Monday, and only used on a “as needed basis”.

    Student Schedules

    Student schedules are still being reviewed to ensure all considerations have been made to each individual students’ graduation needs.  We will conclude our reviews by the end of this week (Aug 28th).  Therefore, please check your Skyward schedule as well as your Edmentum Courseware classes on or after Monday, Aug 31. 

    Skyward Link:  Please be aware that EHP classes may not be visible in Skyward, only your classes in BLHS or SHS.

    Edmentum Courseware Link  

    Account: ssd320

    Username: (first name initial)(last name)  ex: glongland 

    Password: please email me at gina_longland@sumnersd.org  if you need your password

     If you have questions or would like to review your schedule for possible changes, please contact Ms Ravet at suzanne_ravet@sumnersd.org after Aug 31, 2020 to schedule an appointment.  

    -For all EHP Academy students, please contact Ms McDermott at denise_mcdermott@sumnersd.org  for schedule changes if you are not scheduled to meet with her in person.

    Lunch

    As you might have noticed, lunch has grown to 90 min.  I realize for EHP students this is a HUGE change (considering I usually ask you to eat at your Chromebook while you work!).  The need for this large amount of time is to ensure that ALL school district students have ample opportunity to travel to the closest school serving lunch and receive their food.  At this time, we will not encroach on this time.  Should this time change for any reason, we will be sure to send out an update.

    For Lunch times/protocols/places, please see: SBLSD Child Nutrition

    First Day of School

    Sumner School District’s first day of school is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.   

    Elhi Hill HS Program (including Elhi Hill Academy Program) will follow the same schedule as BLHS and SHS.  Therefore: PLEASE be aware that EHP will be in session and taking attendance every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

    If you are enrolled in classes at either Sumner High School (253-891-5500) or Bonney Lake High School (253-891-5700), you will be expected to attend your assigned classes via Zoom (as designated by your homeschool) as well.  

    PLEASE NOTE: You are expected to attend all classes via Zoom, and lack of attendance will result in removal from the program at semester.

    Pierce County Skills Center (PCSC)

    First day of school for PCSC is Thursday, September 3, 2020.

    If you are enrolled into one of PCSC’s programs, you will be expected to attend and engage every day 8am-11am via Zoom.  

    IMPORTANT: Our district is aware that students enrolled in PCSC’s AM session will have a schedule conflict with PM classes (4th, 5th, and 6th periods) they are enrolled in at EHP/SHS/or BLHS.  We are currently working with PCSC to find a solution.  I will reach out to EHP/PCSC families with updates as soon as we have them.

    Pierce County Skills Center (253-683-5950)

    Technology Needs

    Remember to take care of all Chromebook needs through your home high school.  If you are unable to attend your schools’ events to pay for Chromebook insurance, or to take care of Chromebook technical needs, please call our front office at 253-891-6520.

    Big Elephant/Little Elephant

    This year, understanding civility and your participation in creating a safe environment to learn has never been more important!  Therefore, I am requiring ALL current EHP students to review the “Bigger Elephant” expectations.  All of you should be familiar with this term and what it means to treat one another with respect and dignity. 

    MANDATORY: You are required to  review the youtube Elephant video link. We will be reviewing specifics with each of you in September. 

    Important Reminders

    Attend your SHS or BLHS Back to School Events!  They are full of great information!!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call Elhi Hill at 253-891-6520 or email EHP@sumnersd.org (Kelsey Park, Administrative Secretary). I’m looking forward to seeing you all for another fantastic year!

    Mrs. Longland

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  • Principal Message: 5/11/20

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 5/11/2020

    Good NEWS EHP Students and Families!!!  The Grading Policy is here!!

     Last week was a very important week, the announcement and of the district grading policy.  Our district’s school board approved the new Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Grading Policy, which will be used by all elementary, middle school, and high school staff.  Each age group has been given guidelines and protocols to follow based on both state mandates and district oversight.  

     

    For Elhi Hill High School staff, it was extremely important that we thoroughly and methodically reviewed each guideline so we can go forward in alignment with each other (both for staff within our building as well as with SHS and BLHS).  We need to stay aligned in our process for consistency and equity purposes when granting credits for coursework.  This is important stuff!!

     

    EHP Response and Action Steps:

    Prior to school closures, our “normal” week consisted of reviewing each student’s academic and social/emotional progression toward graduation.  This last week proved no different.  We reviewed EVERY single class for EVERY single student, creating plans of success aligned with the new policies.  Please be aware, these “plans” will ONLY work IF students engage regularly with their teachers.  Communication is key. 

     

    To keep transparent communication open for all-staff, families, and most importantly students, I am sharing a timeline of how EHP staff  will proceed:

    • Review SBLSD Grading Policies Highlights as a whole staff (completed 5/4-5/8)

      • Thoroughly “digest” the policies, taking note of all protocols and procedures (a continuous and ongoing process)

    • Collect and Review all Student Data (completed 5/4)

      • Each student’s course status as of March 13, 2020 (last day of school for EHP students prior to closure) was pulled from Courseware.  The following was documented and shared with teachers on Monday:

        • Pace as of 3/13/20

        • Current score (grade) as of 3/13/20 of work completed up to this date

    • Use SBLSD Grading Policy to identify action steps/student success plans (completed 5/6-5/8)

    CREDIT EARNED

        • If a student was on pace with a passing grade, they will receive credit for that class with the grade they had at that time,

                  OR

        • Students may choose to continue to review prior work for a higher grade and/or continue into new learning to IMPROVE their grade.

    OFF PACE- Opportunity to complete work for credit

    •  If a student was off pace (behind in their coursework) on March 13, but had a passing grade, they will be given the opportunity to finish 2-3 select lessons/assignments which they were originally expected to complete prior to March 13.  Their grade will remain the same or can improve, it will not decrease.

    FAILING GRADE- Opportunity to increase current grade (as of March 13)

    • If a student’s grade was an “F” on March 13, but on pace with work production, they will be asked to “redo” designated assignments to improve their grade to passing.  They may also engage in new learning to improve their grade if they wish.

    FAILING GRADE and OFF PACE- Opportunity to gain credit

    • A combination of the two above: the student will be expected to complete 2 or 3 lessons/assignments selected by the teacher to show mastery of skill, as well as bring their grade up to passing.  The key to this option is ENGAGEMENT!!!  Students in this situation are highly encouraged to Zoom with staff regularly to ensure credit is earned.

    • Communicate options to students and families (in process NOW)

      • Although we are early in this process, staff have already begun the task of contacting each student who has potentially earned credit if they would like to have grades submitted now or continue to work on improving grades.

      • Counselors are reviewing ALL data to identify those who are qualified to “walk” in the graduation activities at their home high school.

    • EHP Graduation Celebration (investigating)

      • We are investigating options of how to hold our annual “EHP Celebration”, which is an informal and fun event to celebrate EHP graduates.  We are placing a “hold” on the grad caravan we started two weeks ago in order to see if we can gather in small groups at designated times instead...our hope is that graduates will at least be able to see each other, if even at a distance.  More to come on this option...fingers crossed! 

     

     As a staff, we have MUCH to do, and quickly, to continue to serve you...please continue to show patience as we roll out the impact of the policies to each and every one of you.  I have been extraordinarily pleased (and a bit shocked) by the gracious and grateful emails I have received from students over the past few weeks....holding themselves accountable to missed Zoom meetings, granting credit to teachers for their hard work on communication, and apologizing for “just now” getting back into the swing of things.  My goodness EHP students...YOU ARE AMAZING!!!   I am, and always have been, simply floored by you.  

     

    Now that we have been able to digest the grading policies and practices, we will share all that we have learned, how they relate to your specific class (or your student’s), and what “next steps” will be.  For many, the next step will be graduation!  For others, we may need to continue instruction to improve a grade or show mastery of a specific standard.  One thing you can count on, is that we will have a success plan developed for EACH and EVERY EHP student, for EACH and EVERY class. 

     

     To end on the BEST of all notes...Please help me in congratulating our latest EHP Graduates!!:

    • Dakota Moses

    • Alexis Lees

    • Nathan Pearce

    • Kyanna Stewart

     

    In this issue:

    Academic Support :

      • EHP Master Schedule (teacher availability)

      • Zoom Log-in Reminders 

    Social Interaction:

      • Reminder: fun activities available from your teachers!


    Academic Support

     

    Students, please remember to follow the EHP Zoom Etiquette Agreements

     

    • Zoom Log-in Reminders: 

    In order to continue to make our Zoom meetings as safe as possible, the district has changed the settings to require user authentication. What this means is that students must be logged in with their district account to join a Zoom meeting. Learn how to log into Zoom with these step-by-step instructions: 

    The next time a teacher invites you to a Zoom meeting, you will simply need to be logged in to your District student account before joining that meeting and any Zoom meeting going forward.

     

    Thank you for your patience as we navigate this process together. If you have questions, please contact us at tech_hotline@sumnersd.org for support.
     

    Social Interaction: REMINDERS

    • Google Classroom  Opportunities: Don’t forget we have plenty of opportunities in google classroom to have some fun. Play chess with Mr Hagen, look for “something to do” with Ms Ravet, participate in a CNN discussion with Mr Ingersoll, order from the Book Mobile with Mrs McDermott, and Game Night with Ms. Ravet and Ms. Sadler, Coding Club with Mr. Kyllo, andmore.

     

    In Closing...

    Please do not hesitate to email me (gina_longland@sumnersd.org) with any suggestions or requests.  The more feedback we receive, the better.

     

    Until next Monday...have a wonderful and healthy week!

     

    Gina Longland

    Principal

    Elhi Hill High School Program

    gina_longland@sumnersd.org

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  • Principal Message: 4/20/20

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 4/20/2020

    Hello Elhi Students and Families,

    Celebrations are a HOT topic right now, and for such good reasons!  Last week we had a very successful Town Hall Meeting for SHS and BLHS Seniors to discuss all the different celebrations we would normally be preparing for this time of year, but a bit “outside the box” this time.  Seniors did an excellent job of communicating their thoughts of how to participate and celebrate customary Senior activities (mainly Prom and Graduation Ceremony). All of our EHP Seniors are welcome and encouraged to participate in their home high school activities.  In addition, there is one unique way that only EHP graduates have been able to participate in: the individual EHP Ringing of the Bell!

    To explain, when a  student completes their last graduation requirement at EHP, we celebrate this achievement on that day (or near to the day) during school hours.  These single celebrations are conducted in the classroom, with ALL EHP students gathered together.  Graduates wear a cap and gown, take pictures with staff and family, and are allowed to ring the EHP Graduation Bell.  Students currently enrolled have the opportunity to “see” and experience the joy of finishing the journey…with the hope it will inspire any who are feeling a bit weary of the grind.  In addition, it is important to acknowledge each student individually for the hard work and determination they have exhibited while at EHP.

    During this time of social distancing, our staff feel honoring and acknowledging these amazing achievements individually is even more important.  Our students have overcome so much to get to the finish line, we feel an obligation to salute their perseverance! Therefore, the EHP Staff Graduation Team has developed a new protocol to replace our classroom based celebration: we will arrive at each graduate’s home via a caravan of staff vehicles, honor them by saying a few specific words tailored just for them, and allow them to “Ring the Graduation Bell” (yes, it will roll up to your driveway!).  All sanitary precautions will be taken, of course, and we will contact each family prior to the event. We encourage others to join, but they MUST remain in their cars at all times.

    As for the annual EHP Celebration in June, we are waiting to hear what develops over the next few weeks from the state.  Once we have more information on rules and regulations, we will ask students to join us for a dialogue (probably via a webinar) as to how we should proceed.  We will not go forward without listening to student voices first.

     

    Finally, We are proud to announce that since the school closures began, we have graduated two students!  Yes, that is correct….despite the amazingly impactful “curveball” that COVID-19 threw us, the following students showed true grit by working with their teachers and completing their coursework.  

    Congratulations to the following Elhi Hill Graduates:

    -Jay Jorgensen

    -Hailey Barnes

    We are so proud of you!! 

     

    In this issue:

    • Academic Support :

      • Important!: New Increased Security for Zoom: SBLDS Technology Department

      • EHP Master Schedule (teacher availability)

      • Attendance for all students

      • Red Flag Identification this Week: Mrs Longland

    • Social Interaction:

      • Coding: Mr Kyllo 

      • Game Night!: Ms Ravet and Doni

      • Google Classroom Opportunities: Mr Hagen, Ms Ravet, Mr Ingersoll, and Ms McDermott

    • EHP Resources:

      • New Resources added to EHP Google Classroom (PSE and DSHS)

     

    Academic Support

     

    • Important!: New Increased Security for Zoom

    (Email sent by the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Technology Department to all students and families)

     

    The District continually looks for ways to increase the safety of our students when using technology. We will soon implement additional security settings within Zoom, a video communications tool that is being used by some District staff to communicate with classes.

    In order to authenticate accounts and implement new security settings, all students will be required to join a Zoom meeting some time this week. This will help us make sure that only Sumner-Bonney Lake School District staff and students are able to join our sessions, as well as help provide accountability around any potential disruptive behavior that might occur. 

     

    What does this mean? Some time this week: 

    1. Students should receive a “Welcome to Zoom” email asking them to claim their account. 

    2. Students will be required to sign into their Sumner-Bonney Lake Zoom account before they join the Zoom meeting. Specific instructions will be sent later this week.

     

    Check out our Technology Support webpage for more information about chromebooks, hotspots, google classroom and resources.

     

    Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to ensure the most safe and effective technology learning experience for our students. 

     

    Kyal Olson

    Director of Technology Operations

    Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

    253-891-6111

     

    • EHP Master Schedule Link

      • Every teacher has identified WHEN they will be available to help you on Zoom in the Master Schedule (look for the green “Zoom” boxes). 

      • To access your teacher’s Zoom Meeting, use the Zoom invitation they sent you via email, or if you are unable to find it, email them a request to resend the link or access code.  Many have included a link in the Master Schedule.

      • Once you enter the Zoom meeting, teachers are able to share their screen, work on a virtual whiteboard, discuss your lesson/unit, review tests, and many more features.  

     

    The master schedule is subject to change (as other schools announce their schedules), but will always be updated and accessed through our EHP Google Classroom website.

     

    • Attendance

    Teachers will be taking “attendance” during the week, identifying if they were able to “connect” or not with each student enrolled in their class.  This information will be placed into Skyward each Friday. 

     

    Students, please remember to follow the EHP Zoom Etiquette Agreements

     

    • Red Flag Identification This Week!:  from Mrs. Longland

    Prior to the school closure, every Wednesday EHP staff met to review every single student in Elhi Hill, along with each class they are enrolled in.  This process is long and tedious, but allows us to ensure that students do not “slip through the cracks”. We look at progress, academic skill development, grades, social/emotional impact, and attendance. From these weekly meetings, we are able to identify “Red Flag” situations, which means that a student has become increasingly behind in one or more classes and in danger of not receiving credit.  From this identification, students and teachers develop “success plans” to support student achievement in those specific courses.

    If the “success plan” does not make a positive impact, then during our weekly meetings we begin to develop a list of Red Flag Parent Meetings, where we invite families (along with the student) to meet with teachers to discuss the success plan, and strategically develop a support system in conjunction with the family for credit achievement. 

    Interestingly, next week was supposed to be our Spring Red Flag Family Day.  Obviously, that plan is cancelled. However, now that we are in our second full week of state required classwork, we will start to identify “Red Flag” classes which will be quickly shared with families.  We do not want to miss out on a structure that has helped students succeed at EHP for years. We will just need to proceed a bit differently this semester.

    Please be aware:

    • The expectation is that ALL EHP students access their classwork in Courseware (Edmentum) every week day (Monday-Friday).

    • Students MUST connect with EACH of their teachers at least once per week regarding academic progress.

    • EHP teachers meet this Thursday (April 23rd) to identify Red Flag classes.

    • Families will be notified no later than next Friday (May 1st) if students have not engaged in a “success plan” with their teacher (if needed).

    • Success plans will include mandatory Zoom Meetings with teachers for direct skill instruction.

     

    Social Interaction

    • Coding Club is now open for business!  If you are interested in computer programming but have no experience, why not start a new hobby today?  Check out the resource section of the Elhi Hill Google Classroom and try one of the websites listed there.  Maybe you can challenge Mr Kyllo to a Dance Party program! Or learn how to draw scenes or control characters in Minecraft using coding.  

    • Game Night is coming to zoom! Ms Ravet and Ms Sadler will be hosting game night starting this Wednesday at 7pm. Please login to google classroom for more information and the zoom login. 

    • Google Classroom  Opportunities: Don’t forget we have plenty of opportunities in google classroom to have some fun. Play chess with Mr Hagen, look for “something to do” with Ms Ravet, participate in a CNN discussion with Mr Ingersoll, order from the Book Mobile with Mrs McDermott, and more.

     

    Community Information and District Resources

    • New Resource Added to EHP Google Classroom

      • PSE- COVID Help Info

      • DSHS- Disaster Cash Assistance

      • Health and Safety at Home- Tips for Essential Workers

      •  

    • In Closing...

    Please do not hesitate to email me (gina_longland@sumnersd.org) with any suggestions or requests.  The more feedback we receive, the better.

     

    Until next Monday...have a wonderful and healthy week!

     

    Gina Longland

    Principal

    Elhi Hill High School Program

    gina_longland@sumnersd.org

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  • Principal Message: 4/13/20

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 4/13/2020

    Welcome Back from Spring Break!


    Spring is here! The Spring season is often associated with “new beginnings”...therefore I hope we can all take a deep breath as we launch into the very new approach to the work we must accomplish together. The Governor's announcement that school will  remain closed through the school year confirms how important the work EHP has staff has completed over the last few weeks is. Therefore, effective and clear communication to you (students and families) are of equal importance. My hope is that weekly EHP Newsletters will help to serve this purpose.

    Going forward I will organize the newsletter content by Academic Support, Social Interaction, and Elhi Hill Resources. Each newsletter will include messages or notices from staff members, as well as any updates or reminders which may help support learning from home. In addition, the EHP Master Schedule link will always be included.


    In this issue:

    • Academic Support:
       - EHP Master Schedule (teacher availability)
       - Courseware Progress Reports: REMINDER to Parents!
       - EHP Expectations: From Mrs. Longland
       - Math Update: Message from Mr. Hagen

    • Social Interaction:
       - Notice: Town Hall Meeting for ALL Seniors... this Wed @3pm!!
       - All District School Stadium Lights On: this Friday @ 8:20pm ( to honor students )

    • EHP Resources:
       - Message from Tiffany Lowen

    ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    • EHP Master Schedule Link
       - Every teacher has identified WHEN they will be available to help you on Zoom in the Master Schedule (look for the green “Zoom” boxes).
       - To access your teacher’s Zoom Meeting, use the Zoom invitation they sent you via email, or if you are unable to find it, email them a request to resend the link or access code. Many have included a link in the Master Schedule.
       - Once you enter the Zoom meeting, teachers are able to share their screen, work on a virtual whiteboard, discuss your lesson/unit, review tests, and many more features.

      The master schedule is subject to change (as other schools announce their schedules), but will always be updated and accessed through our EHP Google Classroom website.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Parent Access to Progress Reports!!

    Mr. Kyllo sent all parents a second (possibly third) invitation from our curriculum platform (Courseware) earlier today. Please accept the invite, as it will be our way to send you weekly Courseware Progress
    Reports. This is a new feature, and one we are very excited to use. Your student’s progress report will be generated every Thursday and sent directly to your email. We can not send it to you if you have not
    accepted the invite. If you failed to receive the invitation, please email: andrew_kyllo@sumnersd.org
    and/or gina_longland@sumnersd.org

    EHP Expectations: Mrs. Longland
    The expectations for student access to their school work remains the same as it has always been: I expect that all students will:

    • Access their classwork in Courseware (Edmentum) every week day (Monday-Friday).
    • Connect with EACH of their teachers at least once per week regarding academic progress.
       - Teachers will be taking “attendance” during the week, identifying if they were able to
      “connect” or not with each student enrolled in their class at least once. This
      information will be placed into Skyward once a week, starting this Friday, April 17.
    • Follow the EHP Zoom Etiquette Agreements

    Elhi Hill students are expected to participate in weekly academic instruction with EACH of their teachers through the Zoom platform.


    Math Update: Mr. Hagen
    We are now back into full new learning at all of the high schools, thankfully. You have about two
    months left in the school year. Since our time together has been interrupted, I will be altering the
    content of each course to better fit the time we have left together.

    While each Edmentum math class is a little bit different, each will be adjusted for the difficulty of
    remote learning. If you were on pace through the first 6 weeks, you would have been “green” and
    around 30% complete. In order to receive credit this semester, you will need to complete at least
    another 30% of the course. So, in order to pass with .5 credit, you need to achieve 60% completion of the course. If you only need .25 credit (lucky you), or there is some other extenuating circumstance, your requirements will differ.

    Parents/Families: I have communicated to all students enrolled in my classes that I expect them to
    participate in a Zoom meeting with me every Monday or Tuesday. During these meetings, students
    will receive skill instruction as well as a list of what units are needed to earn credit. Please note that I
    am available by email at ANY time...please encourage your student to contact me with any questions, at any time of the week.

    Students: It is up to you to work to catch up, get ahead, and access Zoom opportunities with me in
    order to learn the math standards required to earn credit. There are 51 students taking a math class,
    so please be patient if I need to schedule zoom times with you.

    Sincerely,
    Tor Hagen

     

    SOCIAL INTERACTION

    Attention to all Seniors...Join Superintendent Dent this Wednesday for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom!

    • The topic is Senior Activities….this is YOUR chance to use your voice. What ideas do you
      have regarding graduation ceremonies? Senior Prom? Senior Breakfast?.....
    • If you don't really have any burning ideas now, perhaps you’ll want to listen in, and see what others have to say. Whatever you do, don’t miss it!!
    • An email was sent to each student and family last week with the link to the Zoom meeting.
      Please contact me (gina_longland@sumnersd.org ) if you did not receive the link.

    Friday Night Lights

    • This Friday, April 17 at 8:20pm district stadium lights will be on to honor our students. This is a show of unity across the district, and in conjunction with many other districts across the State of Washington. They will only be on for aprox 20 min.

    EHP RESOURCES

    • Message from Tiffany Lowen
      Hello Elhi families and students! My name is Tiffany Lowen, I am the  Prevention/Intervention Specialist at
      Elhi Hill. I work with students impacted by substance use, whether it be through personal use, use by a
      family member, use by peers, etc. Students, you may have seen me around the building on Thursdays, my office was next to Mrs. McDermott’s.

      My purpose today is to reach out to students at Elhi and make sure that they are supported during this difficult time. My goal is to work with students to provide information on life skills, drug and alcohol education, stress management, self-care, and/or effective communication skills. I know that this period is full of many unknowns which can be hard on all of us. Please let me know if or how I can support you.

      I am available via email, call, Zoom, etc. for either students and/or families. Don't hesitate to reach out with any general questions, as well. My email is tiffany_lowen@sumnersd.org

      Thank you,
      Tiffany Lowen

    In Closing...

    Please do not hesitate to email me ( gina_longland@sumnersd.org ) with any suggestions or requests. The more feedback we receive, the better. Until next Monday...have a wonderful and healthy week!


    Gina Longland
    Principal
    Elhi Hill High School Program
    gina_longland@sumnersd.org

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  • Principal Message: 3/30/20

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 3/30/2020

    Hello EHP Students and Families!

    I hope you are all healthy and safe, finding ways to connect with loved ones from a safe distance.  What an amazing, historic, and yet still somehow undefinable time we are experiencing! Perhaps in years to come we will be able to look back and clearly “name” this period.  For now, as we struggle through the impact of social distancing and fear of running out of paper products, I hope this newsletter brings you some clarity about Elhi Hill’s plan to serve.  

    Below you will find what we’re doing to address the challenges of connecting with students for engagement, as well as how to provide “face to face” instruction.  In addition, we are acutely aware of how important EHP’s social culture is for students to feel comfortable and welcome in school. We’ve done our best to quickly develop social media sites which will increase our ability to communicate, instruct, and interact with students.  Therefore, our three areas of focus for families and students are:

    • Academic Support (both prior learning as well as new learning)

    • Social Interaction (virtual clubs and activities)

    • Community Information and District Resources

    Last week, staff focused on connecting with each and every student as they navigated school from home.  Your teachers met numerous times through the Zoom application platform to develop student communication plans, create a master schedule of instructional time, and collaborate on a new EHP Google Classroom as our main source of communication.  In addition to developing these systems, they also made phone calls to students and families (remember they are using blocked numbers!!), sent countless family/student emails, and even drove to homes to ensure technology and other basic needs were met (drop off at doorsteps only!)  As many of you know, our staff is AMAZING, and care deeply for all our students. Their tireless work over the last week is yet one more example of the “above and beyond” measures they are willing to go to ensure that EHP students are served with excellence.

    Heading into our second full week of school closure, we are moving quickly from a focus of communication to ensure student engagement, to launching our master schedule of academic instruction and social services.  Due to the effective and efficient work of EHP staff, we do not need to wait until the week after Spring Break to serve students in new learning.  We are ready!!  

     

    Academic Support

    Elhi Hill students are expected to participate in daily academic instruction with EACH of their teachers through the Zoom platform.  

     

    How?

    Zoom Application

    Students will find Zoom on the Student Dashboard.  They need to download it, open their own account (free through the district) and watch a tutorial on how to use the application.

    *You will be expected to follow the EHP Zoom Etiquette Agreements

    When?

    EHP Master Schedule

    Every teacher has identified WHEN they will be available to help you on Zoom in the Master Schedule (look for the green “Zoom” boxes). 

     

    To access your teacher’s Zoom Meeting, use the Zoom invitation they sent you via email, or if you are unable to find it-email them a request to resend the link or access code.

     

    Once you enter the Zoom meeting, teachers are able to share their screen, work on a virtual whiteboard, discuss your lesson/unit, review tests, and many more features.  

     

    The master schedule is subject to change (as other schools announce their schedules), but will always be updated and accessed through our EHP Google Classroom website.

    Where is the EHP Master Schedule?

    EHP’s Google Classroom

    We have posted the EHP Master Schedule on EHP’s Google Classroom.  Every EHP student has been invited to the site. 

    Accept the invitation (there should be two) in your student email inbox.

    What do I do?

    Courseware

    Or

    Teacher created paperwork

    Log on!!!  Log on EVERY day.  Then access your teacher during their designated Zoom time to check in or get help, then KEEP WORKING!

    VERY IMPORTANT:

    Parent Access to Progress Reports!!

    Edmentum (Courseware) Parent Invite

    We have recently sent you an invitation from our curriculum platform (Courseware).  Please accept the invite, as it will be our way to send you weekly Courseware Progress Reports.  This is a new feature, and one we are very excited to use. Your student’s progress report will be generated every Thursday and sent directly to your email.  We can not send it to you if you have not accepted the invite. If you failed to receive the invitation, please email: andrew_kyllo@sumnersd.org and/or gina_longland@sumnersd.org 

    Questions?

    Email Teacher

    Or

    Mrs Longland/

    Ms Ravet

    If you have academic questions, PLEASE email your teacher.  In addition, you may always contact Mrs Longland or Ms Ravet for any reason.  We will be checking Zoom meetings regularly and checking emails all day.

     

     

    Social Interaction

    We’ve spent many years building a school culture which welcomes students from both Bonney Lake and Sumner High Schools in a safe learning environment.  We do not feel that the building closures need to interrupt our unique synergy. We can keep students connected socially as well as supported academically.  When developing different opportunities for students, we tried to find a wide variety of ways to interact, due to our widely diverse population! This is what we’ve developed so far, with the understanding that we will continue to monitor, modify, and create better ways to connect during this time of mandatory distance.  The one thing we need the most: STUDENT VOICE!!!!  

    How?

    Zoom 

    Again, we will use Zoom for most, if not all, of our social “gatherings”.  You will have access to click into any club you wish to participate in, as long as you remain respectful and follow the direction of the staff in charge.

    *You will be expected to follow the EHP Zoom Etiquette Agreements

    When?

    EHP Master Schedule

    And

    EHP Google Classroom

    Club meeting times are identified in the Master Schedule.  

     

    EHP Google Classroom is available all day, every day. 

    Do I need to be “invited”?

    Noooooo!  

    If you see a club that looks interesting...join!  If you see several posts/clubs that look interesting...join in!  Have fun!

    What are you offering?

    More to come soon!

     

    Most of these are on the EHP Classroom

    Art Club

    Chess Club

    Story Time with Grandpa Kyllo

    “Deep Thoughts” with Ollie

    Nature Walks

    Fun Polls (questions for fun or for a given purpose)

    Ingersoll’s Daily Jokes

    Coding: Kyllo’s Dance Party

    Miss Gabby!

    Soon: EHP Decor Club

    Ideas?

    Use your STUDENT VOICE!

    We will add a google poll on what other “clubs” or fun activities we might be able to add.  Students ALWAYS come up with the best ideas! Coming soon: EHP You Tube (almost done!), EHP Twitter, EHP Facebook, and EHP Instagram.

     

    Community Information and District Resources

    Our final focus area for last week was how to distribute as much information as possible, but access it from one place.  This was the main reason we started our EHP Google Classroom. We wanted to create a “one stop hub” for all information you may need, both for students as well as families.

    What is available?

    National, Local, and District websites

    • COVID-19 information, Local Community Resources (City of Sumner, City of Bonney Lake), and Sumner-Bonney Lake School District resources (meal availability, virtual resources, technology resources).

    • Online academic resources

    • Digital Tools 

    Where can I find these?

    EHP Google Classroom

    Once you have accepted the invitation for the EHP Google Classroom (both students and parents received an invitation via email), you can access the section titled “Resources”.

    EHP Google Classroom is available all day, every day. 

    Ideas?

    Please email

    Please do not hesitate to email me (gina_longland@sumnersd.org) with any suggestions or requests.  The more feedback we receive, the better!

     

    Every student at EHP requested to submit an application, interviewed, and then was chosen to attend the program.  Every student receiving this email decided to attend EHP.   You decided to attend Elhi Hill for a REASON.  Remember your reason. Students...please accept help from your teachers! Together we are strong...together we will succeed...together we will reach your goals (your reason for being a part of EHP).  We can’t let an outside curveball (like COVID-19) knock us down. We are made of grit and perseverance, we are Elhi!  

     

    Gina Longland

    Principal

    Elhi Hill High School Program

    gina_longland@sumnersd.org 

     

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